Artist as Catalyst

June 7th – 10th, 2023
For all inquiries, contact: Claudia Campos, Associate Director, ccampos@thepeacestudio.org

What is Artist as Catalyst?

An immersive experience for emerging artists interested in making a positive social impact with their art. Rooting itself in the dynamic, multicultural hub of Miami, the Artist as Catalyst Program embraces the maxim: “think globally, act locally.” 40 young Catalysts, ages 18-26, are selected to partake in studio classes, keynote conversations, and interactive workshops on the themes of Artistry, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship. The program benefits those young artists who are looking to build community around the questions: How do I make great art? Make a living? And make a difference?

All four days of programming are completely covered at no charge to the participants.

HEAR FROM OUR CATALYSTS…

Sustainability is about community. The most important tool I gained from the program was exactly that…now I have people to reach out to about my art, to create together, people I can look up to. In Miami you can be successful, and now I am connected to people that exemplify that.

“The program has helped me envision new ways to elevate what I am already doing by adding a deeper meaning.”

“This program made me realize that so many of my ideas can further help the artistic community in Miami, and they can actually be pitched to organizations and brought to fruition.”

“Hearing from successful individuals from so many organizations I’m interested in gave me the confidence to ‘shoot my shot.’”

More details on the Artist as Catalyst Program

Catalysts selected for the program take part in: 

  • Studio classes led by industry professionals from across the country
  • Interactive workshops 
  • Panel discussions with Miami’s groundbreaking artistic leaders 
  • A conversation with a VIP Keynote Speaker
  • Collaborative projects, open mics, jam sessions and more

The Catalyst Program welcomes artists of all disciplines, art forms, and educational backgrounds, as long as they’re actively engaged in some sort of creative practice at the time of the program.

The program is hosted by Green Space Miami (7200 Biscayne Boulevard). Green Space Miami, the Green Family Foundation’s community art space, is guided by the foundation’s principles of inclusion, community empowerment and education. Green Space Miami is dedicated to highlighting Miami-Dade artists and local organizations, illuminating dialogue on critical social issues facing society. Meals and parking are covered for all participating Catalysts. Transportation and housing is not provided.

How to Apply

Application for the Artist as Catalyst program is now closed. 
 
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Meet the Speakers (2022 - 2023)

Arsimmer McCoy

Arsimmer McCoy

Poet, Artist

Teo Castellanos

Teo Castellanos

Actor, Writer, Director

Yara Travieso

Yara Travieso

Artist

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Organizational Psychologist & Strategist

Rosie Herrera

Rosie Herrera

Choreographer & Artistic Director

ARKAI

ARKAI

An Award-winning String Duo

Meet the 2023 Catalysts

Drew Deng

Drew Deng

Mixed Media Artist

Chika Pondexter

Chika Pondexter

Illustrator/Comic Artist

Natasha Nutkiewicz

Natasha Nutkiewicz

Artist, Filmmaker, Musician

Mark Dormeus

Mark Dormeus

Producer and Composer

Diana Eusebio

Diana Eusebio

Artist, Photographer and Fashion Designer

Zion Rozier

Zion Rozier

Artist

Nicole Pedraza

Nicole Pedraza

Dancer, Choreographer, and Educator

Dani Ferreira-Amaro

Dani Ferreira-Amaro

Artist, Musician

Abigail Cook

Abigail Cook

Artist

Andres Larrea

Andres Larrea

Theater Artist

Anette Mago

Anette Mago

Artist

Anthony Barrios

Anthony Barrios

Musician

Anthony Hinds Jr.

Anthony Hinds Jr.

Artist

Ariel Cipolla

Ariel Cipolla

Theater Artist, Writer, Content Creator

Diago Leon

Diago Leon

Artist

Diego Melgar

Diego Melgar

Guitarist

Elizabeth Guerra

Elizabeth Guerra Parra

Director & Performer

Gia Capr

Gia Capri

Artist

Gina Fonseca

Gina Fonseca

Actor

Jalen Atwell

Jalen Atwell

Pianist

Joel Castillo

Joel Castillo

Theater Artist

Katherine Kafruni

Katherine Kafruni

Artist

Kedna Ashly

Kedna Ashly

Artist

Maria Karla Cruz

Maria Karla Cruz

Artist

Mariana Miranda

Mariana Miranda

Actress & Producer

Melanie Rodriguez

Melanie Rodríguez

Writer, Singer, and Songwriter

Mikey de la Ossa

Mikey de la Ossa

Writer, Artist

Naisa Cajuste

Naisa Cajuste

Artist

Natalia Marie Rocamonde

Natalia Marie Rocamonde

Dancer

Nicole Viloria

Nicole Viloria

Writer

Noa Sinclair

Noa Sinclair

Artist

Nyah Hardmon

Nyah Hardmon

Writer & Poet

Rudy Kenzy Lafrance

Rudy Kenzy Lafrance

Solo Guitarist

Sabrín Diehl

Sabrín Diehl

Theater Artist

Samantha Herrera

Samantha Herrera

Event Organizer & Artist

Playwright, Director & Actor

Sefanja Richard Galon

Playwright, Director & Actor

Sofia Hidalgo

Sofia Hidalgo

Digital Media Artist

Taina Adam

Taina Adam

Filmmaker

Tori Scott

Tori Scott

Artist

Zoe Kollaras

Zoe Kollaras

Actor & Director

Ali Wisdom

Ali Wisdom

Filmmaker

Yen Padron

Yen Padron

Artist

The Artist as Catalyst program is made possible with leading support from the Green Family Foundation Trust.

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